Template talk:Tranmere Rovers F.C. managers

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List of Tranmere managers and template[edit]

Copied from user talk:Eldumpo and user talk:U+003F.

Hey there. I see you've changed the list of people to have managed Tranmere to as on the club's website. Seems sensible, but I think the site is wrong. Moreton and Jones aren't listed as managers in the relevant books (such as "Tranmere Rovers 1921–1997: A Complete Record"), and I suspect (but can't be sure) that the books are more reliable. The waters are further muddied by the fact that there wasn't really any football being played during WW2. I'd appreciate your comments about what's the best way forward but, either way, would like List of Tranmere Rovers F.C. managers and Template:Tranmere Rovers F.C. managers to be consistent. Cheers! U+003F? 09:30, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the note. With regards sources for whether Moreton and T Jones were managers, I don't have any of the Tranmere books listed. I note the List directly references the Upton book and Soccerbase for going with Ridding only during this period. Soccerbase can be a useful source, but probably just took it's data directly from elsewhere, so may not be that reliable in deciding the issue. I would be inclined to place significant weight on what the club themselves say about their own managers. Also, as the club page was last updated in 2010, it could take on board additional information that may have come to light on who was really in charge at that time. Whilst we are talking about the wartime period mostly, football did continue and my underdstanding is that all teams had managers/coaches. Notwithstanding the above, I think it useful for the template to list Moreton and Jones as they are, because it does not mean a disputed name is left out of the template, if someone was quickly looking at it. The List already points out the discrepancy in sources, so maybe the Template could as well. I'd appreciate any further thoughts you have. Regards. Eldumpo (talk) 09:59, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
I would place more weight on the historians than the club, but I agree that, in the absence of a a certain answer, we should keep all the potential managers in the template. Cheers! U+003F? 12:54, 26 October 2011 (UTC)